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Posted: 10/17/2011

Employer
Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
State Historic Preservation office

The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commssion is the Commonwealth's official history agency. It has four program bureaus: Bureau for Historic Preservation (SHPO), Bureau of the State Museum, Bureau of Archives, and Bureau of Historic Sites and Museums.


Position
Historic Preservation Supervisor
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Harrisburg, PA
Details
$50,152 - $76,167
 

HISTORIC PRESERVATION SUPERVISOR – Architectural History

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

PENNSYLVANIA HISTORICAL AND MUSEUM COMMISSION

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) has an immediate opening for an architectural historian to fill a Historic Preservation Supervisor position in its State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) located in Harrisburg, PA. In addition to doing compliance reviews for historic structures under state and federal laws, this position will have the opportunity and responsibility to shape the direction and performance of these reviews under the authority of the National Historic Preservation Act and the Pennsylvania History Code (Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Act).

The position currently supervises two historic preservation specialists and oversees and coordinates effective and efficient program delivery with other SHPO internal and regional staff, municipal, state and federal government agencies, private developers, consultants, not for profit organizations, and the interested public. The position participates in special initiatives, as may be required, including training, historic preservation planning, research and writing in order to develop and stimulate interest and awareness of historic preservation laws, policies, programs, and projects in the Commonwealth. Work is performed independently under the direction of a division-level manager in the Bureau of Historic Preservation.

Minimum experience and training (MET) required for the historic preservation supervisor classification is: One year in the Historic Preservation Specialist classification.

or

A Bachelor's Degree in Architectural History, American History, Archaeology, or a closely related field plus three years experience working on an architectural survey, an architectural restoration and preservation project, historic preservation program, or a preservation assistance project.

or

Any equivalent combination of experience and training.

Applicants must also meet the professional qualification standards in architectural history, defined under the Secretary of Interior Standards. Candidates must have knowledge and experience in conducting consultation under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Supervisory experience will be a plus. Please note that meeting the Secretary of Interior Standards does not automatically qualify a candidate. The MET must also be demonstrated.

The salary range is $50,152 - $76,167, depending on experience. There is a competitive benefits package, including paid life and medical insurance, dental and vision care programs, annual and sick leaves, and a retirement plan.

This is a permanent, Non-Civil Service position. Interested applicants must apply online by November 12, 2011. Interested persons may apply for this position at the NEOGOV website: www.employment.pa.gov. Click on the “Apply Now” tab and then click on “Job Opportunities.” In the Search Criteria menu, check the “Museum” category and click on “Go” to search for available museum positions. Click on “Museum Positions” to learn more about the opportunities and if interested, click on “Apply.”

If you are currently registered with NEOGOV, you will be asked to enter your username and password to apply. If you are not currently registered with NEOGOV, you may create an account and apply for available positions by clicking on the “Create Your Account Here!” link. Registration is free.

In addition, applicants should send a copy of their resume and the attached checklist for Secretary of Interior Standards by e-mail or mail to:

Doug McLearen, Chief

Archaeology and Protection

Bureau for Historic Preservation

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

400 North Street Harrisburg, PA. 17105

dmclearen@pa.gov

Phone (717) 772-0925

Fax (717) 772-00920

The Secretary of Interior Standards is available at http://www.cr.nps.gov/local-law/arch_stnds_9.htm. Information about the Pennsylvania SHPO can be found at www.phmc.state.pa.us/bhp. Questions should be directed to Doug McLearen, Chief, Division of Archeology and Protection at (717) 772-0925 or dmclearen@pa.gov.

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is proud to be an equal opportunity employer supporting workforce diversity.

Below is the "official" state job description for this position.

HISTORIC PRESERVATION SUPERVISOR

DEFINITION: This is supervisory work involving the

identification, evaluation, and preservation of historical

resources for the Bureau for Historic Preservation, Historical and

Museum Commission.

An employee in this class supervises the work of professional,

technical, and clerical employees engaged in a segment of a

statewide program for the preservation of archaeologically and

historically significant sites, buildings, structures, and

districts; or has responsibility for the operation of a regional

preservation office that includes the supervision of subordinate

professional employees. Work involves providing technical and

administrative assistance to public and private agencies in order

to develop and stimulate interest and awareness of historic

preservation laws, policies, programs, and projects in the

Commonwealth. Work is performed independently under the direction

of a division-level manager in the Bureau of Historic

Preservation.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: Plans and organizes work, assigns work, and

reviews work performance.

Prepares and signs employee performance evaluation reports.

Interviews prospective employees and recommends employee selection

or ranks applicants in terms of preferability for employment.

Receives grievances and complaints, conducts investigations into

causes and conditions, discusses with employee, and resolves or

recommends solutions to grievances and complaints.

Receives, reviews, and approves or disapproves leave requests.

Interprets contractual and administrative rights and obligations

for employees and modifies work environment or process to conform

to changing conditions.

Directs or conducts surveys, research and compiles documentation

in identifying, certifying, and registering historically,

architecturally or culturally significant buildings, sites,

structures, districts and neighborhoods for the Pennsylvania

Historic Preservation Program.

Coordinates the preparation and reviews forms and data for

submission of nominations of historic properties to the National

Register of Historic Places.

Performs other related duties.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of

American, Pennsylvania, or architectural history with particular

reference to the significance of major periods, architectural

styles, and trends.

Knowledge of the methods, techniques, and sources used to research

historically and architecturally significant buildings.

Knowledge of restoration and preservation techniques and skills

used in the restoration and preservation of significant

structures, buildings, and sites.

Ability to acquire skills in map reading and topography.

Ability to write clearly and develop publications, newsletters,

and press releases.

Ability to evaluate historic and architecturally significant

structures.

Ability to present information to organizations and public groups

through meeting and speeches.

Ability to evaluate and direct rehabilitation, restoration, and

preservation projects.

Ability to learn and apply Federal regulations as they apply to

preservation projects.

Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with

staff and public and private groups concerned with preservation

and restoration of architecturally significant buildings.

Ability to conduct briefings, seminars, training, workshops, and

conferences.

Ability to direct or independently carry out program

responsibilities.

Ability to review historical narratives, descriptions,

photographs, and other forms of documentation for technical

completeness and quality and to instruct others in preparing this

material.

Ability to read and interpret architectural plans and

specifications.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: One year in the Historic

Preservation Specialist classification.

or

A Bachelor's Degree in Architectural History, American History,

Archaeology, or a closely related field plus three years

experience working on an architectural survey, an architectural

restoration and preservation project, historic preservation

program, or a preservation assistance project.

or

Any equivalent combination of experience and training.

Following is a description of the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualifications

Secretary of the Interior Guidelines for Historic Preservation Projects The guidelines for the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Historic Preservation Projects, not included here because of their length, may be obtained separately from the National Park Service. Professional Qualifications Standards

The following requirements are those used by the National Park Service, and have been previously published in the Code of Federal Regulations, 36 CFR Part 61. The qualifications define minimum education and experience required to perform identification, evaluation, registration, and treatment activities. In some cases, additional areas or levels of expertise may be needed, depending on the complexity of the task and the nature of the historic properties involved. In the following definitions, a year of full-time professional experience need not consist of a continuous year of full-time work but may be made up of discontinuous periods of full-time or part-time work adding up to the equivalent of a year of full-time experience.

Architectural History

The minimum professional qualifications in architectural history are a graduate degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation, or closely related field, with coursework in American architectural history, or a bachelor's degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation or closely related field plus one of the following

1. At least two years of full-time experience in research, writing, or teaching in American architectural history or restoration architecture with an academic institution, historical organization or agency, museum, or other professional institution; or

2. Substantial contribution through research and publication to the body of scholarly knowledge in the field of American architectural history.

Following is the checklist you need to submit to Douglas McLearen per instructions above:

Checklist for Secretary of Interior Professional Standards – Architectural History

Applicant______________________________ SS #:_____-_____-___________

Professional Qualifications:

Degree:_______________________

Major:_________________________________

(architectural history, art history, historic preservation, closely related field)

Course work in American architectural history:

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Experience in research, writing, or teaching in American architectural history or restoration architecture:

Experience Location Dates Length of Time

_______________________________ ___________ _______ ____________

________________________________ ___________ _______ ____________

_______________________________ ___________ _______ ____________

_______________________________ ___________ _______ ____________

_______________________________ ___________ _______ ____________

_______________________________ ___________ _______ ____________

_______________________________ ___________ _______ ____________

_______________________________ ___________ _______ ____________

_______________________________ ___________ _______ ____________

Research and publication contributions to the field of American architectural history:

Title Reference

____________________________________ ________________________________

____________________________________ ________________________________

____________________________________ ________________________________

____________________________________ ________________________________

____________________________________ ________________________________

____________________________________ ________________________________

____________________________________ ________________________________

____________________________________ ________________________________

OPen until
11/12/2011

How to apply
Interested persons may apply for this position at the NEOGOV website: www.employment.pa.gov. Click on the “Apply Now” tab and then click on “Job Opportunities.” In the Search Criteria menu, check the “Museum” category and click on “Go” to search for available museum positions. Click on “Museum Positions” to learn more about the opportunities and if interested, click on “Apply.” If you are currently registered with NEOGOV, you will be asked to enter your username and password to apply. If you are not currently registered with NEOGOV, you may create an account and apply for available positions by clicking on the “Create Your Account Here!” link. Registration is free.
Douglas McLearen
Phone: (717) 772-0925

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